The Daily Trading Coach

Review The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist by Brett N. Steenbarger, PhD


Hiring a legitimate trading coach to analyze and provide assistance to your day trading can be a very expensive and, at times, unnecessary option. That is why author Brett N. Steenbarger’s “The Daily Trading Coach” is here as a guide to train your brain and achieve trading psychology that would prove to be beneficial in the long-term.  Presented in a do-it-yourself format, “The Daily Coach” features 101 fundamental lessons in trading – each in a bite-sized length of a minute or so. These lessons point out the common, everyday challenges many traders face and explore how to solve or otherwise avoid them. “The Daily Trading Coach” is sure to act as a roadmap to success for every trader, no matter what experience they have or what strategy they use.  

About the Author

Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. An active trader and author of the popular TraderFeed blog, Steenbarger coaches traders in hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, and investment bank settings. He is also the author of the Wiley titles Enhancing Trader Performance and The Psychology of Trading. Steenbarger received a BS from Duke University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1 – Change: The Process and the Practice
    • Chapter 2 – Stress and Distress: Creative Coping for Traders
    • Chapter 3 – Psychological Well-Being: Enhancing Trading Experience
    • Chapter 4 – Steps toward Self-Improvement: The Coaching Process
    • Chapter 5 – Breaking Old Patterns: Psychodynamic Frameworks for Self-Coaching
    • Chapter 6 – Remapping the Mind: Cognitive Approaches to Self-Coaching 
    • Chapter 7 – Learning New Action Patterns: Behavioral Approaches to Self-Coaching
    • Chapter 8 – Coaching Your Trading Business
    • Chapter 9 – Lessons from Trading professionals: Resources and Perspectives on Self-Coaching
    • Chapter 10 – Looking for the Edge: Finding Historical Patterns in Markets
  • Conclusion
  • Lesson 101: Find Your Path
  • For More Self-Coaching
  • About the Author
  • Index